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Pinty's News & Notes: Chaudiere

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NASCAR Pinty’s Series returns to Autodrome Chaudière for the fourth consecutive year and no one is probably looking forward to the CRS Express 300 more than Alex Labbé.

Labbé is coming off of his second career NASCAR Pinty’s Series victory two weeks ago at Delaware Speedway and he’s also the defending winner of this event last season in Vallee-Jonction, Quebec. 

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FEATURE DU VENDREDI: Labbé Le Retour Du Héros

By Fannie Brouillette,

Quand Alex Labbé s’est emparé du drapeau à damiers, il y a un an à l’Autodrome Chaudière de Vallée-Jonction, il a remporté ce qui est probablement sa victoire la plus mémorable de sa carrière en course automobile.

Il venait alors de gagner sa bataille contre un autre jeune pilote qui allait devenir champion NASCAR Pinty’s 2016, Cayden Lapcevich. Cette course, plusieurs observateurs sur place l’ont qualifiée de l’une des meilleures qu’ils aient vues, et les derniers tours ont été décrits comme l’une des plus excitantes fins de course de l’histoire de la série NASCAR Pinty’s. 

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Bayer Canada To Sponsor Edmonton Race

Track Release

WETASKIWIN, Alb. -- Edmonton International Raceway extremely pleased to announce that Bayer Canada will be the lead partner and major corporate sponsor of the Pinty's Series feature race on July 29, to be known as the LUXXUR 300 presented by Bayer.

This is the fourth year in a row that EIR has hosted a Canada's national stock car championship, and it is the only NASCAR sanctioned event held in Alberta.

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Labbe Races Way Back To Victory Lane

By Alex Gallacher,

DELAWARE, Ont. -- It took almost a year, but Alex Labbe found his way back to Victory Lane.

The 24-year-old from St. Albert, Quebec, passed Alex Tagliani with 36 laps to go en route to the win in the Fast Eddie/CHOKO 250 presented by Havoline Saturday night in the NASCAR Pinty's Series return to Delaware Speedway.

It was the second career win for Labbe, who won at Autodrome Chaudiere in his home province on June 24.

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QUALIFYING: Ranger Nabs Delaware Pole

By Alex Gallacher,

DELAWARE, Ont. -- Andrew Ranger didn't let anything stop him enroute to the E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award Saturday in qualfying for the Fast Eddie/CHOKO 250 presented by Havoline at Delaware Speedway.

Ranger's No. 27 Mopar/ Pennzoil Dodge set a blazing time of 19.311 seconds (93.211mph) and will lead the field to green for Saturday evening's race.

Ranger's lap time was over one-tenth quicker than second place, but the Roxton Pond, Quebec, driver was well off the track record of 19.133 set by Mark Dilley in 2009.

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PRACTICE: Kennington Leads At Delaware

By Alex Gallacher,

DELAWARE, Ont -- D.J Kennington lead the field during Saturday's NASCAR Pinty's Series practice session for the Fast Eddie/CHOKO 250 presented by Havoline at Delaware Speedway. 

The local driver from nearby St. Thomas, Ontario set a lap of 19.266 seconds (93.429mph) around the half-mile oval. 

Kennington's No.17 Castrol Edge Dodge has three prior wins at Delaware Speedway and continued his trend of being fast. 

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Dumoulins Support "Un ou l’autre" Campaign

Official Release

TROIS-RIVIERES, Québec -- Following up on the success of the 2016 fundraiser, Dumoulin Competition renews its vow to support an important cause: the Grand défoulement of the Quebec Cancer Foundation. The winning formula seen last year will continue to be supported by the Dumoulin brothers, who once again invite fans to come to any race of the NASCAR Pinty’s season to sign their car for the cause, and to participate in the fundraiser activities. > More

Pinty's News & Notes: Delaware

By Jason Christley, NASCAR

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — For Cayden Lapcevich, his 2016 NASCAR Pinty's Series championship run was bolstered by a steady performance on the road courses. For Kevin Lacroix, his title hopes in 2017 rest on being able to do the opposite: Perform well enough on the ovals to compliment his road-course prowess.

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Rain Can't Slow Lacroix At CTMP

By Alex Gallacher,

BOWMANVILLE, Ont -- Kevin Lacroix finally figured out Canadian Tire Motorsport Park last fall, and the offseason did nothing to slow him down. Nor did the rain that arrived in force in the final laps of Sunday's Can-Am 200.

The Saint-Eustache, Quebec, driver scored his second win in a row at the fame 2.459-mile road course. He won the E3 Spark Plug Pole Award Saturday, and then drove by Andrew Ranger on the final lap of Sunday's race for his fifth career win.

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QUALIFYING: Lacroix Earns Pinty's Pole

By Alex Gallacher,

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. -- Kevin Lacroix set a blistering pace to claim the E3 Spark Plugs Pole Award Saturday in qualifying for the Can-Am 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Lacroix's No.74 Bumper to Bumper/Total/Gates Dodge set a time of 1 minute, 22.810 seconds (106.900 mph) and will lead the field to green in Sunday's race.

Lacroix's fast time was three-tenths quicker than second place, and the Saint-Eustache, Quebec, driver narrowly missed the track record of 1:22.770 set by Alex Tagliani last fall.

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